FlorenceArt has chosen for you a system of secure payment through the Italian Bank "Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze S.p.a.", this site uses the SSL* protocol. We are confident that the SSL* protocol and the "Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze S.p.a." together will offer our customers a secure, reliable and protected method of shopping. *Short for Secure Sockets Layer a protocol developed by Netscape for transmitting private documents via the Internet. SSL works by using a private key to encrypt data that's transferred over the SSL connection. Both Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer support SSL, and many Web sites use the protocol to obtain confidential user information, such as credit card numbers. By convention, Web pages that require an SSL connection start with "https:" instead of "http:". SSL creates a secure connection between a client and a server, over which any amount of data can be sent securely. This protocol have been approved by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) as a standard.